INSPIRATION AWARD

The “Inspiration Award” was established by Iroquois County CUSD #9 in September 2007 to recognize and honor men and women connected with Unit 9 schools whose accomplishments, service and character have exemplified, developed, and encouraged positive traits and attributes to enhance future achievements by Unit 9 students.  Those selected should have a widespread reputation, at least in their peer group.

Nominations for the Unit 9/WCHS Inspiration Awards are now being accepted for 2021.

  • Please click here for information and guidelines for the Inspiration Award.

  • To download a nomination form, please click here.

  • To nominate someone on line, click here.

Athletic Inspiration Award Winner

Athletic Inspiration Award Winners

Players, coaches, and cheerleaders from the 1993-94 Warrior Boys Basketball Sweet 16 team were honored and presented the Warrior Athletic Inspiration Award on Feb. 11, 2022.

Award Winners

Athletic Honoree

2007

Keith Baldwin 

2008

Gordon “Coach Mac” McKenzie

Coach Leroy “Stix” Morley

1974-75 WCHS Boys’ Basketball Team 

2009

Patty (Carrell) Maney

DE “Ditty” Lynch

Donald Wene 

2010

Lyndon “Wally” Swanson

1959 WCHS Football Team

2011

Jack Redman

Charles Fowler 

1946 WCHS Football Team 

2012

Dr. Rodney Yergler

Joseph Sutfin 

2013

Vic Sampson

Bruce Sullivan 

1963 WCHS Boys’ Basketball Team 

2014

Jennifer Lynch Dixon

Richard “Dick” Geddes 

Larry “LD” Donaldson 

2015

Pam (Langellier) Weidert

Barb Redeker

Richard “Dick” Martin 

2016

1985 WCHS Girls’ Basketball Team

David Peabody 

David Mitchell  

 2017

Brad Odgers

2018

1996 WCHS Girls’ Volleyball Team

Jacob Spenn

2019

Jeff Woods

1978-79 WCHS Boys’ Basketball Team 

1921-22 WCHS Boys’ Basketball Team 

2020 (NONE-COVID)

2021

1974 WCHS Football Team

1975-76 WCHS Boys’ Basketball Team 

1993-94 WCHS Boys’ Basketball Team

Academic Honoree

2007

None

2008

Anthony Allegretti

Father Stephen Brock

2009

Allen Meyer 

Steven Wellborn

2010

Varis Purkalitis

Dr. Al Nutt 

2011

Helen Todd 

2012

Norman Owens

2013

David Bergstrom

2014

(NONE) 

2015

Dr. Lonnie Laughlin

Michael Dowling

2016

(NONE) 

 2017

Hannah Garry

Dale Flach 

Robert Strickler

2018

Ginger Reynolds

Jonathan Spenn 

2019

(NONE) 

2020

(NONE-COVID) 

2021

(NONE)